Pellet install issues.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MommyOf4, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Appliance adapter gets installed on the exhaust pipe on the stove w/ Hi-Temp silicone and screws, then cleanout T. The rest of the install looks OK, except for the bracket, which isn't needed inside. All interior pipes should be assembled using Hi-Temp silicone (not needed on the parts that are outdoors).

    What's on the outside of the house?
     

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    23
    Loc:
    Southern MD
    Can you screw through the pipes without any issues? There doesn't seem to be any premade screw holes in these pipes.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    23
    Loc:
    Southern MD
    This is the exterior of the house.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 007.JPG
      007.JPG
      File size:
      641.1 KB
      Views:
      196
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    The pipes are twist lock....no screws needed except on the appliance adapter and the piece of adjustable pipe...looks like the adjustable piece already has them. I'd suggest a piece of aluminum furnace tape over the adjustable pipe connection.
     
  5. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Cannot for the life of me figure out what that piece of pipe on the outside going down towards the ground is for.......did they put the cleanout T on the outside???????

    If so, that's what's wrong here...that T is supposed to be inside connected to the appliance adapter, and the pipe outside is just supposed to be just a straight piece w/ the cap on it.
     
  6. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    23
    Loc:
    Southern MD
    What is the outside piece called?

    I've been duped...Sigh
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. DBCOOPER

    DBCOOPER
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    98
    Loc:
    Stowe, Pa
    is that under a deck?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    The only thing that should on the outside is the thimble plate, a piece of straight pipe sticking through, and the cap....that's it. It looks like they used the cleanout T......soooo wrong.

    Are these installers from a stove shop?????? If so, sorry to say they have NO idea what they're doing.
     
  9. boosted3g

    boosted3g
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    73
    Loc:
    Central PA
    If thats a tee it needs to go on the back on the appliance adapter. Most times the elbows and tee's share the same throat length so it "should" be a direct swap for the lower elbow without having to mess with the thimble in the wall. Without the tee on the outside you may need a short length of straight pipe to get it further off the house and make sure the joint is not inside the wall. It looks to be very close as it sits right now.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

  11. farmboy

    farmboy
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    eastern va
    I agree looks like its under a deck.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  12. MSmith66

    MSmith66
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    26
    Loc:
    Central NY
    Dont really think you need a wall strap inside the house. Check the pipe manufacture specs, a strap should be used every 4ft.. Just thinking.
     
  13. MSmith66

    MSmith66
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    26
    Loc:
    Central NY
    Where is the Tee clean out???? check with the installer and ask, " where is the Tee Clean out????""
     
  14. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    See post #28....looks like they put it outside :eek:
     
  15. MSmith66

    MSmith66
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    26
    Loc:
    Central NY
    That looks like a ground support. I have never seen a worst install like that. I would have code enforcement over there and demand my money back. You need to have the install manual handy for them. that is a fly by night install. Is that install under a deck??
     
  16. johnny1720

    johnny1720
    Expand Collapse
    Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    30
    Loc:
    The Great North East
    That looks like a terrible install, under the deck does not bother me so much. But the clean out T needs to be inside the house.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  17. hotdawg

    hotdawg
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    5
    Loc:
    Central, MA
    Wow, that is not a very good looking install. The installers either need to come back to redo it or you need to demand your money back and get a real professional to do the job right! I've never seen a clean out tee on the outside of a house before. That's just odd. And what's up with the bracket inside? I don't think that's necessary. Was this done by installers from a stove shop? Or just some guys doing it on the side?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  18. subsailor

    subsailor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    384
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine
    I think you all scared her away!:confused:
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    smoke show likes this.
  19. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    23
    Loc:
    Southern MD
    I'm back! I dragged my husband with me to watch Breaking Dawn part 2. Yes...he hated every single minute of it. lol

    The people who originally did my install was general contractors who supposedly did this before. They used a B-gas vent pipe originally and I had our install inspected and needless to say it failed. They hired some other people and now we have the Type L pipes.

    I know what it supposed to look like now and it better be done correctly or I will be getting my money back.

    The inspector said that under the deck venting was not a problem since it had a lot of room and also because use our deck during the cold season.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  20. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    23
    Loc:
    Southern MD
    BTW, I can see smoke in my living room when the stove starts up initially. How can we fix this or is this supposed to happen?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  21. subsailor

    subsailor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    384
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine
    Hopefully this time it will be done right so you can enjoy your stove.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  22. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    13,363
    Likes Received:
    1,662
    Loc:
    Standish, ME
    It is common to have a bit of smoke at startup.

    To reduce it you need a good igniter and plenty of air flow.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  23. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    23
    Loc:
    Southern MD
    Me too. Me too. I feel the "B*^%&" coming out of me.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  24. subsailor

    subsailor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    384
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine
    No it's not. I think I'd get someone in there that knows what they're doing before your house burns down. These guys obviously don't have a clue if they used gas pipe initially, and then gave you the install that you ended up with.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  25. subsailor

    subsailor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    384
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine
    OK, now that you have 2 conflicting answers, I have never seen smoke. I might smell a little early in the season, but I've never seen it.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page